BJP rules out any action against Jaswant Singh
The Bharatiya Janata Party ruled out taking action against veteran leader Jaswant Singh for voicing in the media criticism of the party after the poll debacle but it said the leadership does not approve of such issues being discussed publicly. Listen to podcastindia Updated: Jun 12, 2009 20:40 IST
BJP on Friday ruled out any action against senior leader Jaswant Singh, who had raised certain issues at the party's core committee meeting on Wednesday.
"Since there is no proposal that action should be taken against Jaswant Singh there is no question of taking any action. To understand his words as accusations against some party leaders is wrong. Media is wrong in saying that action will be taken," party's spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy told reporters.
He said Singh had raised some issues and the party would consider them. However, party seniors feel that internal matters should not not be discussed in the media or in public, Rudy said.
Speculation about action against Singh arose after a meeting between party President Rajnath Singh and Leader of the Opposition LK Advani on Friday.
In the core committee meeting at Advani's house on Wednesday, Singh had questioned the way the party was being run and the nomination of Arun Jaitley as Leader of the Opposition and some other appointments. There should be a relationship between performance and reward, he is believed to have said at the meeting.